11am – 9pm. £18/£16 concessions. Full line-up to be announced. Some of the performances contain nudity.
A full day of live performance varying in duration from one to eight hours. Whether you are a regular or a newcomer to performance, Steakhouse Live’s signature fusion of performance art, theatre, dance and club performance creates a space for new experiences and alternative communities.
11am – 6pm | Jade Montserrat – No Need For Clothing
Transcribing individual texts into a temporary wall drawing, the prizewinning piece No Need for Clothing is a new durational performance that speaks of entanglement and commodity fetishism; a polemic engaged in combat between histories of colonialism and today’s realities, imposition and economies of trust, protection and survival.
11am – 8pm | LADA Pop-up Study Room and chill out space
12.45-1.45pm | Rosie Gibbens – Auto Erotic Assimilation
Part absurd product demonstration, part lacklustre burlesque show, Auto Erotic Assimilation presents an abstract orgy with everyday objects. The normal functions of items are rejected and mundane routine is fetishised.
The performance appropriates gestures used in advertising, customer service and pornography in attempt to both understand and undermine them.
1-1.30pm and 6.30-7pm | Eirini Kartsaki – HERPES
Eirini Kartsaki presents an excerpt of a new piece of work about desire, STI’s, fantasising about the Duchess of Cambridge and not having babies.
HERPES plays with eroticism and humour to explore the ways we’re told we need to stop banging the whole world, because if we don’t we will of course get herpes.
It is a refusal to settle down or settle in. It says I want to live my life as if it is mine, because it is mine. Even when what you hear on repeat is: get a husband. Get a mortgage. Have a baby. Be sensible. Be sensible. Be sensible.
2–8pm | Forced Entertainment – Quizoola!
Quizoola! is an extraordinary improvised performance in which three performers in smeared clown make-up ask and answer questions for a continuous six hours. Dark, hilarious, absurd and intimate, it is a game that survives from moment to moment, a comical and sometimes brutal interrogation that soon gets out of hand. Set inside a circle of bare electric light bulbs, Quizoola! is a live negotiation of what is real and what is performed – of what to ask and how to answer.
First performed in 1996 and improvised anew each time its presented, Forced Entertainment’s Quizoola! is an inspiring milestone piece in durational performance that’s been shown all over the world.
2.15-3.45pm | Symoné – Join the Family
Join the Family uses dance and circus style performance including elements of hula hooping, acrobatics and dancehall movements to explore the personal experience of cult life and the idea of truth vs. manipulation.
Symoné will present an entrancing and intentionally exhausting performance representing the psychological damage and psychic rape of the “casual distractions” that we constantly experience in this reality.
2.30-5.30pm | Yeast London Cabaret – The Reunion
Five years ago The Yeast London Cabaret collective, spearheaded by Oozing Gloop, hosted their first draggy live art spectacle. Repulsed by the increasing counter-cultural assimilation of East London into the commodity logic of cultural capitalism they took the art of failure to ecstatic and dizzying new heights of hellish depravity and proved punk’s pretty much only alive in queer transgression.
Since then a lot has changed! Join Oozing Gloop, Ellis D, Kevin Le Grand Bailor and Lewis G Burton for this special reunion to reconnect, reminisce and remember those sordid late nights in overcrowded, sticky floored basements when you could still by a drink in East London for £2.50!
3.30-4.30pm | Eunjung Kim – Temporal Fragments
Temporal Fragments presents a fragment of an unrecorded myth that is not affected by existing historical and social power structures. Over time the mythology fractures and decays leaving what is left from the body to form a new map of the world out of the limits of social reality.
Through subtle interventions and encounters, Eunjung Kim questions the relationship between the repression and the freedom that erupts within difference.
7-8pm | Ve-Bene – strikedthrough
“[sHe/it…]” is my bio-political pronoun”
–Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi
Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi also known as crazinisT artisT is a Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and practicing in Ghana. [sHe/it…] was born in Ho, Volta Region of Ghana in September 1981.
Since 2012, [sHe/it…] began an endless journey of investigating and questioning social constructivism of human existence and its relationship with the “culturality” of gender stereotypes and sexual misrepresentation.
A note from Steakhouse Live: We know that the ticket cost is higher than usual for us but this event is funded mostly by box office so all your ticket money will go directly to artists, be proud that you are funding the future of art! We are also looking for volunteers for the event so if you want to donate a few hours of your time instead of money then email Katy Baird on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try and work something out.
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